Nikon Digital SLR

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Nikon Digital SLR

Nikon Digital SLR Camera


Executive Summary about Nikon Digital SLR By Jayda Kaycee & Dave Simpson

nikon digital slr camera

nikon digital slr camera

Many people are choosing digital camera that have removable SLR lenses— which allow them to customize their camera settings to obtain the ideal photograph. It is important to purchase a digital camera body that is reliable and high-quality, the Nikon D70 is a great camera to consider.

 

The Nikon D70 digital slr camera is affordable, and you will be pleased with the quality of camera that you get for your money. Many professional photographers use this camera and are very happy with their purchase.

If you plan on purchasing a Nikon D70, you can expect to pay around $800 for the camera body. I suggest investing in a good camera bag to keep your equipment protected. As a matter of fact, Nikon creates much of the photography accessories so that they are interchangeable between different cameras.

The software in the camera allows the photographer to use in-camera editing features to decide on the spot which pictures are quality and which ones need to be deleted.

Although $800 seems like quite a bit of money to be spending on a digital camera, you will find that the money is very well spent compared to the camera features that you get in return. This camera has 6.1 megapixels, a built-in flash, auto-shooting modes as well as manual modes, fast shutter speed, and a quick start-up time.

Nikon Digital SLR –  Master Your Digital Infrared Photography

The Nikon D70 SLR is ideally suited to Digital Infrared Photography mainly due to the power of its custom settings. I’m going to take a few moments to show you what camera settings I use for my digital infrared photos and hopefully help you get the best results from your Nikon digital SLR.

Image Type

For digital infrared photography I really prefer to shoot in RAW mode. Although Nikons native NEF format is so versatile, it just doesn’t come up to the high quality of RAW mode, and any imperfections can always be edited out using Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.

ISO

Good results can be achieved by increasing the ISO setting, but I’ve had the best results when I leave it at 200. Otherwise the noise is just too great – at least in my opinion. I also do a fair amount of post processing in Photo shop , so noise is a problem when working at higher magnifications.

White Balance

In my experience, setting a custom white balance is a key to GOOD Digital Infrared Photography with the Nikon d70. Since foliage reflects IR light, making it the brightest, whitest part of your photo, you’ll need to “calibrate” your D70 to let it know that visible light green is equal to infrared white.

There are a couple of ways to do this.

NUMBER 1: The simplest white balance method using the D70 is to open your menu, use the control button to flip down to the white balance setting, and change it to fluorescent +3.

NUMBER 2: Another way to adjust white balance for digital infrared photography with the Nikon D70 is to take a photo of green grass at midday in full sun.

Now, in your menu, you’ll set the white balance from this photo. So, go to your menu, select white balance, >preset> use photo>select image> use your control dial to navigate to the image of the grass (hopefully it is the only one on your card to make it easy). Now you’re ready to shoot infrared!

So there you have it, some tips for producing great digital infrared photographs.

Also, check out our other guide on Canon Digital SLR and Powershot Camera